Interviews & Profiles
- Boskone Blog interviews David Anthony Durham, contributor to Unfettered.
- The Boskone Blog interviews young adult authors and editors Stacey Friedberg, Fran Wilde, Ken Altabef, ACE Bauer, and Carrie Vaughn.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Becky Masterman of Rage Against the Dying.
- Schoen interviews Doranna Durgin, author of The Changespell Saga.
- Joss Whedon makes a generous donation to Kids Need to Read. It’s in honor of Nathan Fillion, but don’t be alarmed by that wording. He’s still around.
Events & Event News
- Writer John Reilly appears at Big Planet Comics in Vienna, Virginia on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm to sign his new Action Lab series Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla! RSVP on Facebook
- Gateway – A Sci-Fi/Drama Short Film – A guilt-ridden brother builds a time machine to go back to the past and save his sister’s life.
- White Armour – A Star Wars Fan Film – A short film following a Stormtrooper recon unit set in the Star Wars Universe
- 7 literary Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels you must read
- 20 Great Dystopian Movies: The Shadow of Perfection
- The 2015 Movies That Need to Be on Your Radar, according to Movies.com
- Brandon Sanderson on Why Superhero Books Are So Hard To Get Right
- Cracked looks at whether the Browncoats were really the good guys and the Alliance was really the bad guy.
- Dark Knight Hype: A Story Of Expectations Told By A Reformed Fanboy
- The Epic Best Books of 2014 List, according to Bookworm Blues.
- Feral Ewoks and Other Disturbing Things That Star Wars Slides Right By Us
- GamesRadar remembers The 10 Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy Moments Of 2014
- Hollywood Reporter suggests 3 Steps to Building a Better Trailer in 2015
- How Star Trek treated heart attacks: Cardiac health in the 24th century: What would happen if Captain Kirk had a heart attack and needed futuristic emergency medicine? (I bet it would involve a device with flashing lights.)
- IGN explains How Star Wars Ruined Star Trek
- The Little Red Reviewer kicks off Vintage Science Fiction Month.
- Movies.com ranks the Geekiest Movies of 2014
- Peter Bebergal on Michael Moorcock: The Anti-Tolkien. Moorcock thinks Tolkien’s vast catalogue of names, places, magic rings, and dwarven kings is “a pernicious confirmation of the values of a morally bankrupt middle class.”
- Sci-fi Fanletter on The Best 10 Books I Read in 2014
- The Transhumanist Church That Has Faith in Technology
- Why Frederick II Would Be a Great Character For a Sci-Fi or Fantasy Story
- BioShock Movie Concept Art Shows What Might Have Been
- Film Sketchr posted these storyboards of a very different version of the Ellen Brandt fight in Iron Man 3.
- New Star Wars Art: Posters dives into a galaxy of rich visuals
- Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art
- The Top 100 Comic Book Covers of 2014
More Fun Stuff
- 20 More Times Joss Whedon Won Twitter
- The Avengers on PRI’s Science Friday: a piece of dialogue from the Avengers is the bonus point question in a science in science fiction movie quiz on PRI’s weekly broadcast ‘”Science Friday.
- Here are the ten most popular installments of “Ask Smithsonian” in 2014. Ask Smithsonian video host Eric Schulze takes questions from readers and answers them weekly in a series of one-minute videos. In 2014, they investigated everything from “What’s up with willpower and why don’t I have it?” to “Can cats really make rats into zombies?” Here are the answers to the Most Burning Questions of 2014.
- Listen To Bill Nighy Read Part Of Philip Pullman’s New Northern Lights Story
- Read an excerpt from The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley at Tor.com.